Masseter Muscle Relaxing Injections
Relief from symptoms of clenching and grinding
Many patients at some point in their life will experience some form of bruxism.
Every individual will experience different levels of damage and/or pain from this including jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw joint, neck pain, headaches, painful teeth, damaged teeth, ear pain and ringing in the ears. Some patients may not feel any of these symptoms and may be advised by their dentist that their teeth are showing signs of bruxism.
Once diagnosed there are a few different treatment options, one being muscle relaxant injections, a temporary, minimally invasive procedure. We use a sterile pharmaceutical grade protein injected into a targeted muscle using a very fine, sterile needle. This reduces the ability of the targeted muscle to contract by relaxing it.
How long does it take to see results?
It takes approximately 2 weeks to start to feel the effects of this treatment. Results may vary for each individual, and can last from several weeks up to several months.
Other types of treatments to assist with Teeth clenching/grinding are night guards, massage, pain relief medications, and surgery. Whilst the most conservative treatments are recommended first, some patients may require a combination of treatments to control their symptoms and prevent future damage. It is vital to consult your dentist before proceeding with any treatment.
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